Sex In Heaven

There have been arguments between Christian evangelists and the gay community regarding where the latter will spend their "eternity." If the evangelists make the statement, "No homosexuals in heaven," they are telling the truth, but they probably do not understand why it is true. The statement "No heterosexuals in heaven" is equally true. How can that be? The fact is that there is no sex in heaven. Bummer!

The Saducees attempted to trick Jesus by posing a question whereby one woman had multiple husbands which predeceased her. When she became a member of the Kingdom of God which earthly husband would become her husband in the Kingdom of Heaven? Jesus answered:

For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven. (Mark 12:25)

God created marriage to produce families. The sexual act within marriage procreates the human race. In the Kingdom of God, there are no humans and thus no marriage. There we will all have spiritual bodies like the angels which live forever. Since we live forever, there is no longer any need to reproduce ourselves. Therefore, there is no reason for sex in the Kingdom of God. Every being there will be asexual and the classifications homosexual, heterosexual, and bisexual have no meaning in a nonsexual world.

If man did not reproduce, we would have expired as a species long ago. Is sex bad? Since God created it, it better not be. Everything created by God in the Genesis creation was said to be "good." God then commanded mankind to be fruitful and multiply. Of course mankind, being wiser that God, attempts to improve on God's creation and perverts the sex act in many different ways.

So there will be no gay or straight or bisexual beings in the Kingdom of God. However, there will be spirits in the Kingdom of God which were born again from former gay and straight and bisexual humans who lived on earth! Evangelists often selectively quote verses from the Bible to "prove" their points. For example:

Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revelers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (I Corinthians 6:9-10)

But observe the very next verse. After presenting a list of sinners which cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, the next verse goes on to state:

And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. (I Corinthians 6:11)

So there will be no murderers, thieves, fornicators, drunkards, etc., in the Kingdom of God. However, there will be angels who were formerly murderers, thieves, fornicators, drunkards, etc., as humans on the earth. Paul and David were both murderers. Paul persecuted Christians to their death and David had Uriah killed. The Bible states that we must become as little children to enter the Kingdom of Heaven:

Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3)

This does not mean small as a baby, helpless, etc. It means sinless. Christians will be converted from physical to spiritual bodies and become as little children once again. You start with a clean slate. God wipes away your sins committed as a human. The wages for those sins have already been paid. Thanks to Jesus, you inherit eternal life as a spirit with a clean record.

But do not assume for a moment that humans get a free ride by believing in Jesus. That is, one can do whatever he pleases, then accept Jesus and get a clean slate without consequences. We reap the rewards of our sins here on earth. These may include prison time, jail, fear of detection, guilt, venereal disease, shame, lost opportunities, divorce, low self-esteem; and the list goes on, and on, and on.

Since spiritual bodies do not possess the physical desires of human bodies, can one sin in the Kingdom of God? Since each spirit has freedom of choice, there can be sin in the Kingdom of God. The sins will be of a rebellious or blasphemous nature. However, there should be less insubordination by us newcomers as we have undergone a training period. The original angels were created directly as spiritual beings. Satan and his followers desired more power, so they rebelled. Man was then made a little lower that the angels, but given the opportunity to become equal to the angels through his own personal choice.

Man is in training to learn that his way of living is not the best way. Satan and his angels did not have this indoctrination period. The Bible teaches that following the laws of God is the best way to live. Most humans learn this the hard way, if at all. As we reach retirement age, we pause to reflect on our lives and generally conclude something to the effect of "What a fool I was." King Solomon, one of the most intelligent people who ever lived, reached the same conclusion most of us will reach over two thousand years ago:

Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 2:11)

Perhaps having been through the experience, the elderly can warn the youth about the pitfalls they encountered along life's journey. But just as when these elderly were young, the youth do not listen. They believe they are smarter, have a long life ahead of them, and will make more appropriate choices than the previous generations. We thus cycle. Each generation is forced to learn that their way is not the best way. Consequently, as today's youth reach old age many will reflect back and conclude, "What a fool I was."